Jewish Journal

7 Days in the Arts

by Keren Engelberg

Posted on Jan. 20, 2005 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 22

Fine-print dealers from across the country convene at LACMA this weekend for Los Angeles Print Fair 2005. View and purchase American, European, Canadian and Japanese prints from as early as 1500 all the way through to contemporary works, including pieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Shinko Araki and Louis Shanker.

Jan. 21-23. $25 (per person), $40 (per couple). LACMA West Building, fifth-floor penthouse, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6558. www.laprintfair.com.

Joseph Goldyne (b.1942) "Min's Mysterious Sandwich Etching," aquatint and drypoint 2003. Photo courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery

Sunday, January 23

Jewish Arbor Day is upon us once again. Educate your little saplings about the importance of honoring nature with the help of the Skirball, today as they host "Tu B'Shevat: A Birthday Celebration." Environmental educator Hylah Egeland offers a hands-on, creative exploration of trees and their importance for kids ages 4 and up and their parents. (For more Tu B'Shevat events, see page 33.)

2-3:30 p.m. $6-$9. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-4636.

Youngsters and one of Tu B'Shevat's guests of honor.

Monday, January 24

Photographer and critic Max Kozloff opines on a trio of Jewish photographers today in a lecture that sounds decidedly spicier than the usual art analysis. "Chutzpah in Three Movements: The Photography of Weegee, William Klein and Frederic Brenner" is a discussion paced in moods like a sonata, according to Kozloff, "with the first two jazzy and the third, although a stately largo, their equal in taking liberties with its subjects."

7 p.m. Free. USC's Gerontology Auditorium, 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., lec2@jaisocal.org.

Tuesday, January 25

Kosher cuisine guru Judy Zeidler offers her expertise on utilizing the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season in her latest University of Judaism Continuing Education course. Join her in her personal kitchen for a one-day cooking class titled, "The Farmers Market: Cooking With Judy Zeidler."

10 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-1246.

Wednesday, January 26

A sort of Jewish "The Giving Tree" motif, Kar-Ben Publishing's latest book, "Grandpa and Me on Tu B'Shevat" tells the generational tale of a boy who plants a tree with his grandfather on Tu b'Shevat and then returns years later to plant a new tree with his own grandson. The rhyming story includes woodcut illustrations and "Ten Great Ways" to celebrate the Jewish holiday of trees.

$6.95. www.karben.com.

Thursday, January 27

The fat lady sings this month, as the Los Angeles Opera presents "Aida," with guest conductor Dan Ettinger, distinguished conductor in residence of the New Israeli Opera. Hear for yourself what all the fuss is about, through Feb. 19.

Jan. 22-Feb. 19. 7:30 p.m. (Sat. and Thurs.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $25-$160. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001.

Costume design by Boris Kosarev, 1930. Courtesy of "Szalon.". Photo by Vaughn Youtz/ZUMA Press.

Friday, January 28

Yuk it up with classic Jewish spoofs on American hit songs by the likes of Allan Sherman and Mickey Katz and newer doozies by Weird Al, Kinky Friedman and others in Shout! Factory's newest CD, "Now That Sounds Kosher!" Ditties include "Duvid Crocket," "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" and "Take a Walk on the Kosher Side."

$13.98. www.shoutfactory.com.

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